House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is already plotting after Special Counsel Robert Mueller has completed his report and delivered it to Attorney General William Barr.
Pelosi will convene with other Democrats in an immediate conference call to deliberate on how they can force the report to be made public.
Many are calling for openly aggressive tactics, like New York’s Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney who declared, “If the AG plays any games, we will subpoena the report, ask Mr. Mueller to testify, and take it all to court if necessary.” Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Jerrold Nadler both seemed to support the idea.
Barr has already made known that he could brief leading officials before the weekend was out. But that doesn’t require him to inform the public.
Yet Democrats released this statement in an effort to rally their cause:
“To be clear, if the Special Counsel has reason to believe that the President has engaged in criminal or other serious misconduct, then the Justice Department has an obligation not to conceal such information,” committee chairmen shared. “The President must be subject to accountability and if the Justice Department is unable to do so, then the need to provide Congress with the relevant information is paramount.”